- Best for: sea racing, record breaking trips
- Sizing: up to 1.83m/6’0″ tall. Medium build
- Max shoe size: UK10/EU45
My take on the Pulse…
Wow – this is a sea kayak so different from the rest!
Working with Alistair Wilson (the man behind Lendal paddles for many years), Nigel Dennis developed the Cadence which has already smashed sea racing records. The next logical step was to tweak the design still further to improve it’s capability in rougher water. Enter the Pulse… and the result is an incredibly fast sea kayak that will get your heart pumping. This boat will take the current trend of “race the sea” to another level.
The design has been optimised to promote early planing on waves. Clever shaping means this sea kayak will still be relatively easy to turn, due to the flattened area of hull in the mid-sections.
This kayak is perfect for either female or male paddlers of slight to medium build. If you’re looking to smash records or just love to go very, very fast then take a look at the Pulse – you’ll be able to blow the competition right off the water!
My personal experience of paddling the Pulse
I squeezed myself into this speed machine and was immediately amazed at the acceleration. Even in choppy conditions I found it surprisingly stable. The rudder is an essential on this kayak to get the best out of it. It’s most suitable for more experienced kayakers.
Here’s how Sea Kayaking UK describe the Pulse
The kayak is designed for fast cruising with very little rocker and a long waterline.
For the majority of paddlers it is possible to paddle with your knees up in the centre of the cockpit or out to the side for maximum control and stability. The kayak is quite stable and designed with boxy rails for stability in rougher water. The Cadence is the longer model designed for sea state 1 and 2 and the Pulse is the shorter kayak designed more for sea state 3+. This is a fast, good fun training / touring kayak.
- Length: 533 cm
- Width: 50.5 cm
- Depth: 31 cm